An initiative sponsored by the University of Le Mans in collaboration with the Health and Society Institute of the University of Quebec in Montreal, the international network of Health Education Clubs for Active Prevention (CESPA) and institutional partners as companies.
If the definition of health as “a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” seems to have a consensus, it differs significantly from the application of that definition in clinical practice.
More and more health professionals are striving for a global vision of the person and are recognizing lifestyle habits and the environment as playing a greater role in the etiology of health problems. Unfortunately, there is still a lot to be done for a truly sustainable health transition.
Consider all components of the person, the various determinants of health and the actors involved, and the multiple interactions in the interventions. The integrated health approach with its two components poses this challenge.
Integrative Health (IS), which concerns the individual and aims to develop in them the necessary health skills.
IS advocates an empowerment process to become the key player in taking on the determinants of ICU health and making active prevention a frontline approach.
Integrative medicine (IM), which affects health workers or professionals and managers. It proposes an approach that sees the human being as an indivisible WHOLE and effective health practices as complementary resources.
In this way, the MI encourages the collaboration between the different health professionals who adhere to a global vision of the human being and agree to work together in a harmonious way at the service of the human being to make him permanently healthy, to achieve a truly green medicine with four Ps: Personalized, Predictive, Preventative and Participatory.
Organization of the scientific day on AIS
To take stock of the merits and advances of the integrated health approach, speakers will participate in two roundtables during this Science Day to address its two components, namely IS and MI.
The objectives of this meeting are:
- Clarify these three concepts: AIS-SI-MI.
- Considers stakes for real AIS;
- Identify research avenues to validate the merits of such an approach with a view to its eventual integration into the healthcare system.
The opening speech is followed by the presentations of the guest speakers at the two round tables.
At the end of the presentations, there is a discussion phase with the participants to take stock.
At the end of the presentations and the exchange there will be a closing speech with a word of thanks.
NB: Taking into account the origin of the speakers and participants, the planned activities will be held online on the Zoom digital platform. The presentations are then posted online for viewing .
This science day is particularly open to the university community. It is presented without participation fees. However, you must register online before the scheduled dates to receive the access code and the final program.
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. online on the Zoom platform
Participation free of charge by invitation and with mandatory registration under the following links:
23 November: Roundtable: “Integrative Health”
November 24: Round Table: “Integrative Medicine”